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Special Issue "Shakespeare and Digital Humanities: New Perspectives and Future Directions"

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Shakespeare is now fundamentally digital. The technologies, resources and cultures of the digital age influence how we humans variously read, watch, research, and teach Shakespeare. This influence occurs in both apparent but also unseen ways since digital technologies include hidden processes, or non-human actors such as algorithms. In fact, the thing we call “Shakespeare” is the consequence of the interaction of agential humans and digital, non-human actors. The Special Issue of Humanities explores this technogenic dynamic and its significance for understandings of Shakespeare’s works and their cultural afterlives.

MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Kaisa Kaakinen / The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD 6–8 March 2019, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland With confirmed keynotes from N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University, USA) and Bernard Stiegler (IRI: Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at the Centre Pompidou de Paris) As our visible and invisible social reality is getting increasingly digital, the question of the ethical, moral and political consequences of digitalization is ever more pressing. Such issue is too complex to be met only with instinctive digiphilia or digiphobia. No technology is just a tool, all technologies mark their users and environments.

UPCOMING DEADLINE - Hashtag Activism: Case Studies of Digital Protests & Online Social Movements

updated: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:19pm
Melissa Ames, Eastern Illinois University & Kristi McDuffie, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

From #BlackLivesMatter and #TakeAKnee to #WhyIStayed and #MeToo, hashtag activism campaigns have continued to proliferate in recent years. Whether connected to specific in-person protests (#MarchForOurLives; #MarchForScience; #WomensMarch), consumer boycotts (#DeleteUber; #NotBuyingIt), social commentary (#OscarsSoWhite), fundraising (#IceBucketChallenge), humanitarian efforts (#BringBackOurGirls), or social justice campaigns (#OwnVoices), Twitter has become a vital tool for activism and social commentary. Unsurprisingly, academic studies of hashtag activism campaigns have likewise been on the rise as scholars grapple with the benefits and consequences of digital activism.

Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:58am
Glimpse Journal / Society for Phenomenology and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Glimpse, a double-blind peer reviewed journal published annually by the Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM), invites papers for its Spring 2019 issue that will focus on the theme of global media literacy in the digital age.

Best Practices for Retention (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:07pm
Anthony Dotterman/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

While university administrators have many ways to assess a program’s or department’s effectiveness, student retention is one of the more controversial measures.  Particularly, retention often seems inherently at odds with our roles as college professors since—fairly or not—issues of retention are conflated with concerns over grade inflation and academic rigor.  Yet, as studies show, universities lose students over the first two years of college for a variety of reasons: financial, the absence of strong academic mentoring and peer relationships, the strains of commuting, as well as family pressures and responsibilities that threaten to derail academic pursuits.

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